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PHILADELPHIA, PA—One out of every four undergraduates is unable to mention any freedoms protected by the First Amendment, and only thirty percent of them answered that freedom of religion is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Two surveys commissioned by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reveal that... Read more Read more


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Bill Number: Oversight Hearing Date: October 29, 2003 – 2:00 PM Witness: Greg Lukianoff, J.D.Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, Foundation for Individual Rights in EducationPhiladelphia, PA Testimony: My name is Greg Lukianoff, and I am the director of legal and public advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, commonly known as FIRE.... Read more Read more


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PHILADELPHIA, PA—For the first time in ten years, the U.S. Congress will consider the menace to free speech caused by campus speech codes. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions has invited Greg Lukianoff, director of legal and public advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), to testify on... Read more Read more


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TUSCALOOSA, AL—After months of experimenting with different methods of restricting speech, the administration of the University of Alabama (UA) has “indefinitely” tabled a policy outlawing all window displays in student dormitories. The policy was issued after a student was ordered to remove a confederate flag from the door of his dorm room. Other students, aware... Read more Read more


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  IRVINE – As the recall election dominates headlines and newscasts, the racial-data measure on the Oct. 7 ballot, Proposition 54, has seen little public debate. That is, except at the University of California, Irvine. On Thursday, students argued and nearly came to blows over a controversial bake sale – stopped only when a UCI... Read more Read more


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  Famed First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams told a national group of editorial writers last week that threats to the First Amendment these days come more often from the left than the right. It was a provocative statement from Mr. Abrams, himself a man of the left. Yesterday’s action by Southern Methodist University seems to... Read more Read more


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LOS ANGELES, CA—On September 25, 2003, President Warren Baker and other administrators of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) were sued in federal court for violating the First Amendment rights of Cal Poly student Steven Hinkle. “It is unfortunate that Cal Poly administrators refused to fulfill their obligations to the Constitution.... Read more Read more



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